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UK broadcasters & trade bodies launch fund to close unscripted skills gaps

UK broadcasters, along with industry-led skills body ScreenSkills and trade body Pact, have teamed up to launch the new Unscripted TV Skills Fund, to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the country, with plans to increase training investment from £370,000 to £3 million per year by 2024. The BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E […]

Sky launches UK diversity placement scheme & unveils $2.75m carbon initiative

European pay operator Sky has partnered with UK-based diversity organisation Creative Access to offer under-represented groups placements in the media industry and launched a £2m ($2.75m) scheme to drive environmental awareness. The Creative Access collaboration will offer talented TV aspirants who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background, disabled or from lower socioeconomic […]

Sky promotes Jamie Morris to director of programmes in UK & Ireland

European pay TV operator Sky has promoted Jamie Morris to become director of programmes for the UK and Ireland. Morris, who was previously director of programme strategy, will now take on a remit that includes commissioning and acquiring shows for Sky, effectively working as a deputy to MD of content Zai Bennett. The change comes […]

HBO Max won’t launch in UK, Germany or Italy until Sky deal ends in 2025

WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max will not be launched in the UK, Germany or Italy until existing output deals with European pay giant Sky run out in 2025, the company has confirmed. The US media giant recently firmed up plans to launch its new SVOD into 60 countries outside of the US this year, including 21 countries […]

Sky Studios ups Jane Millichip to oversee operations across Europe

Comcast-owned Sky Studios has expanded the remit of its UK chief content officer Jane Millichip, who is taking control of creative operations across Europe. Millichip will now oversee all editorial and content activities in the UK and on the continent for Sky Studios, with the division’s chiefs in Germany and Italy – Marcus Ammon and Nils […]

Sky partners with Wonderhood & The Guardian for modelling industry exposé

European pay TV operator Sky has partnered with UK newspaper The Guardian and Wonderhood Studios on a docuseries that explores alleged sexual abuse in the modelling industry. The untitled three-part series will aim to shine a spotlight on the life-changing events experienced by models over decades, revealing not only the behaviours of prominent individuals but also how […]

News round-up: Sky UK snags ‘Wellington Paranormal’; Armoza unveils five formats; Beyond’s spring slate

UK’s Sky adds Wellington Paranormal UK pay operator Sky has picked up mockumentary comedy Wellington Paranormal. The deal comes after Fremantle recently took international distribution rights to the show, which is from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. It follows the investigations of hapless duo Minogue and O’Leary as they uncover supernatural activity on the streets of Wellington, […]

Sky, Canal+ order ‘Django’ series adaptation with Cattleya & Atlantique

European pay operator Sky and France’s Canal+ have joined forces for a reimagining of the classic Western Django, which is being produced by ZeroZeroZero prodco Cattleya and The Eddy’s Atlantique Productions. The 10 x 60-minutes drama will be loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film and will feature Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl) in the title […]

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